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Know your Business!

Knowing about business is more than just understanding the English used. You also have to know how the world of business works, including all the latest trends. So, how do you do this? Well, one way you can keep up with all the latest news is to subscribe to business magazines. Of course, some magazines will require a subscription fee, but there are loads that don’t and many who offer free copies to potential subscribers. For example Freebzimag offers you the chance to choose up to five publications for free. The publications include magazines from all kinds of industries, such as management, marketing and finance. You can also read white papers on a wide range of subjects.

Trade Pub is another website that gives free downloads of business magazines and papers from all over the world.

The British Library Business and IP Centre is another great resource. The industry guides are particularly interesting. There’s also a comprehensive section on intellectual property – trademarks, patents and copyright.

And, of course, there are a great number of business magazines who have their own websites with lots of free content to access, including:

Businessweek online

The Economist




Books are another great way to learn about business, but they can be expensive! To get around this you can see if any of the books you are after are at your local library. If not, you could look at buying them second-hand. A good place to start is Bookfindder. It’s a tool to help you search for the books you want from the thousands of sellers out there. You could also try the usual suspects, such as Amazon Marketplace, Ebay or one of the multitude of book sellers out there, such as Abebooks, Albris.

TV Programmes

And finally, why not use the vast resources of TV programmes available on online? The best place to start is YouTube – just search for the area you want to know more about and take you pick from the hundreds of results that appear. Leap TV is another great resource it’s ‘a short, edgy, unconventional, practical, and FREE online TV show that helps solopreneurs and small business owners with less than 10 employees, get clear on their business, make small but powerful pivotal shifts, and gain momentum by taking action while keeping it simple. It’s the show that teaches that small, intentional and consistent actions lead to massive results.’

If you know of any other places that offer great business content free of charge, do let me know so I can let others know.

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